Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Which came first?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 12:20 PM Posted in Planning 2 31
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Not everyone plans in the same way, and some decisions are easier to make than others! Did you go exactly step-by-step through your planning checklist? Or did you jump around and get some quick easy decisions out of the way first?

We want to know what order you tackled some of the tough stuff in, and which decisions you made first!!


Which came first? 1

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Come give us a peek into your planning process! Click on each of the linked discussions below and tell us which decision came first for you:

Venue or Wedding Date?

Guest List or Venue?

Budget or Bridal Party?

Photographer or DJ?

Food or Florist?

Hashtag or Hair Stylist?

Wedding Dress or Bridesmaids Dresses?

Bach Party or Bridal Shower?

Wedding Cake or Cake Topper?

Registry or Wedding Website?

31 Comments

  • Rose
    Dedicated February 2020
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    I didn't use a planning checklist. I just randomly started picking things.
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  • Alisha
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    We picked a venue first because I couldn't plan anything else until we knew where we would be and what package we would get. Luckily, we ended up choosing an all inclusive venue so we dont need to get very much on our own Smiley smile
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  • LaToia
    Savvy June 2020
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    I tried to get a budget out of him FIRST, but he wouldn't and still won't give me one. He said just plan it and it will get paid for. But he will let me know if he feels something is too expensive. So I picked my bridesmaids first, my photographer, my DJ, then came the decision on food. I made decisions on things that were easier to secure first.

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  • Cherry
    Dedicated February 2020
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    We were total weirdos and picked the date of the honeymoon first. 😂 Then picked the wedding date after!
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  • Crystal
    Dedicated November 2020
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    That adorable! Where are you going?
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  • Cherry
    Dedicated February 2020
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    Crystal! Hi! We're taking a cruise to Cozumel. We wanted to go when there were not as any kids around, and wanted to avoid spring breakers. Then we had to think about work and when reporting was due, etc. So we picked the honeymoon and then picked everything else! Lol if I had it to do over again I'd just book the honeymoon and skip the wedding haha! Jk. I think... 🤔 lol
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  • Amy
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    Best description I can think of....we are "winging it" lol. We have a fairly long engagement. So we are just going by what comes naturally.
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  • Cherry
    Dedicated February 2020
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    LaToia, you sound like a VERY lucky bride!! Hope you're having fun planning everything! ❤
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  • Crystal
    Dedicated November 2020
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    That sounds awesome! We haven’t picked our honeymoon yet, I’m but I’m trying to convince my future hubby to go to Greece if we can afford it.
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  • Traci
    Dedicated October 2021
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    We planned the date first.
    It holds a special meaning. Our wedding will be on our 5th anniversary.
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  • Taylor
    Super October 2020
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    100% jumped around. Some of the items were easier to decide than others.

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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
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    We had the date and after finding the venue we only had 10 weeks to do everything so I was all over the place trying to get things done but it all worked out.
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  • Justine
    Just Said Yes August 2020
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    I had my half of the wedding party figured out, who was going to be our photographer, & who was going to be our officiant figured out first. Venue for reception & ceremony location depended on dates available which came second in getting planned. Also had some of the small details figured out like center pieces figured out before anything else also.

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  • Sherri
    Beginner August 2020
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    😂 Oh goodness Rose!
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  • Brianna
    Devoted August 2020
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    I didn't get this app until after I was purposed to. I've pretty much jumped around
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  • Mei-Lin
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    Did venue and then date. Then photo, video and DJ. We generally followed the flow but jumped around as needed as we are maintaining a budget and sometimes itvmakes more sense to move onto something else that are important to us but may not be at the latter part of the checklist.
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  • Erika
    Devoted April 2021
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    1. Date
    2. Guest List
    3. Venue

    So far we have completed those 3!

    Today we received our contract from our Venue!!!
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  • Chelsea
    Beginner July 2021
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    Date/Year. Venue. Working on guest list but the in laws like to stall on me the last 2 months ive asked so I gave up and said im topping off at 250. Now onto taste testing!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
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    I used a checklist but jumped around to do the easy stuff first!

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  • Julia
    Savvy October 2020
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    I have like 89 checklists, but I did venue and date at the same time.
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